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Coin Magnifier Information
Do I need a coin magnifier with light?
lighted coin magnifying glass or magnifying glass for coins will provide better
magnification results as they provide a sharper and clearer image then a non-lighted coin magnifier.
Our lighted coin magnifiers are either led or fluorescent lighted and provide a soft white
light to ease eyestrain.
What power coin magnifier should I choose? Select
a coin magnifying glass with a power that will allow you to perform your task at a
The higher the power of the coin magnifying glass the shorter the focal range(work
distance) and the smaller the field of view. The high power magnifier may not be the best coin magnifier
for you. To strong maybe to close
The following information is provided by: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loupe
and coin collectors
Loupes are an essential tool in both numismatics, the study of currency, and the related practice of coin collection. Coin collectors frequently employ coin
magnifier loupes for better evaluation of the quality of their coins, since identifying surface wear
is vital when attempting to classify the grade of a coin. Uncirculated coins (coins without wear) can command
a substantial premium over coins with slight wear. This wear cannot always be seen with the naked eye. Numismatists
can also employ coin magnifier loupes to identify some counterfeit coins
that would pass a naked-eye visual inspection.
Field Of View: The size of the area being magnified when viewing
through a magnifying lens. The higher the power of the coin magnifying glass the smaller the field
Diopter: Diopter is a measurement that is used to calculate
the power of a magnifying lens. The higher diopter will provide higher magnification. Diopter
is expressed as "D"
Power: Power is how large an object or print increases as
you look through a lens. Magnifying power is expressed as "X"
Focal Length: Measurement from the
center of the lens to to the object and be in focus.
Focal Range: The
distance from the magnifying lens to the object being viewed.
Fresnel Magnifier: A flat magnifier consisting of concentric circles that can
be a full page reading magnifier.
Visual impairment (or vision impairment) is a decreased
ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses or medication.
Our low vision magnifiers can be of help.
Rules Of Magnification.
- The higher the power
of the coin magnifier lens, the closer you must get to the object being viewed and the smaller
the field of view.
- As the power of a coin magnifying glass lens
increases the diameter of the lens decreases.
- Diopter is a
term used to determine the power(magnification}of a lens. The terms are sometimes confused.
- High power coin magnifying glass magnifiers such as 8x must be held steady or else
they will be out of focus.
Collecting Informative Links
How To Find Rare Coins
How To Collect Coins
How To Identify Old Coins
How To Buy Proof Coins
Three Ways To Sell Silver Coins